In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.

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In this updated retelling of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," ruthless business-woman and shopping store owner Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge is taught the true spirit of Christmas by three Spirits who visit her.

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She knew the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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As the elevator door closes after Jake and Ebbie step in, Jake put his arms down to his side. In the next shot in the elevator after the door closes, he has them stretched out again. See more »

Quotes

Ebbie: [she's being shown Ignorance and Poverty] Are they yours?
Ghost of Christmas Present: They belong to all of us... but they cling to me. The one is Ignorance... the other is Poverty. Beware them... they can destroy the world.
Ebbie: They're children... they need security and love! They need loving parents like my niece! Isn't there someone to care for them? Some place?
Ghost of Christmas Present: Aren't there orphanages? Aren't there shelters?
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Great Reminder
9 December 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie last night on Lifetime and really enjoyed it. This is a classic tale that has been re-tooled for the modern audience. Whether you like Susan Lucci or the other actors is irrelevant as the focus should be on the story which is a great reminder that we all need to be kinder to one another every day and not just once a year. This movie is right up there with "The House Without A Christmas Tree" as one of my favorite holiday flicks. I thought Susan Lucci and the entire cast did an excellent job bringing this treasure to life. I hope that it will be released on DVD at some point so that it can be enjoyed by everyone. It is so easy to forget what is important in life and this film is a great wake-up call.


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